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1675]        BACON’S AND INGRAM’S REBELLION       49

60 innocent people, no ways guilty of any actuall injury don
to these ill disarning, brutish heathen. By the blood of these
poore soules, they thought that the wandering ghosts of those
there Commissioners, before mentioned, might be atton’d, and
lade downe to take there repose in the dismall shades of death,
and they, at present, not; obliged for to prossecute any further
revenge. Therefore to prove whether the English was as redy
for a peace, as themselves, they send in there remonstronce
in the name of there [Chief, (ta]ken by an English interpreter,)
unto the Governour [of Verg]inia, with whom he expostulates in this sort. Wh[at was it] that moved him to take up Arms,
against him, his pr[ofessed] friend, in the behalfe of the Mary-
landers, his profes[sed ene]mies, contrary to that league made
betwene [him] and himselfe? Declares as well his owne as
su[bjects] greife to finde the Verginians, of Friends, without
any cause given, to becom his foes, and to be so eager in their
groundless quarill, as to persew the chase into anothers domin-
ions: Complaines, that his mesingers of peace were not oneley
murthered by the English, but the fact countinanced by the
Governour’s Connivance: For which, seeing no other ways to
be satisfied, he had revenged him self, by killing 10 for one of
the Verginians, such being the disperportion betwene his grate
men murther’d, and those, by his command, slane. That now,
this being don, if that his honour would alow him a valluable
satisfaction for the damage he had sustained by the war, and
no more concerne himselfe in the Marylanders quarill, he was
content to renew and confirm the ancient league of amety;
other ways him selfe, and those whom he had ingaged to his intress (and there owne) were resalved to fite it out to the last
man.

      These proposealls not being assented to by the English,
as being derogetory and point blanke, both to honour and in-
tress, these Indians draw in others (formerly in subjection to
the Verginians) to there aides: which being conjoyned (in
seperate and united parties) they dayly commited abundance
of ungarded and unrevenged murthers, upon the English;
which they perpretated in a most barberous and horid maner.
By which meanes abundance of the Fronteare Plantations
became eather depopulated by the Indians cruletys, or de-
sarted by the Planters feares, who were compelled to forsake

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